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The Department of Philosophy Receives an Athena Swan Bronze Award

The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce that it has been successful in its renewal of an Athena Swan Bronze Award in recognition of its continuing commitment to support and transform gender equality in higher education and research. The Bronze award has been conferred for five years, in line with recommendations from the Athena Swan Steering Group, and will be valid until 30 September 2027.

The Athena Swan Gender Equality Charter, founded in 2005, is an internationally recognised gender equality initiative that celebrates good practices in higher education and research institutions towards the advancement of gender equality: Representation, Progression and Success for all.

Tue 27 Sep 2022, 12:39 | Tags: impact, Home Page

Philosophy at Warwick Ranked 5th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

The Department of Philosophy has been ranked in an impressive 5th place in The Good University Guide for the UK, produced by The Times and The Sunday Times for 2023. This achievement reflects the Department’s continuing excellence in teaching and research, and its ongoing commitment to enhancing the student experience in the study of philosophy at Warwick.

The University of Warwick is also named as one of the best UK universities in the 2023 Guide. Further details here:

Mon 26 Sep 2022, 09:37 | Tags: impact, Home Page

Professor Quassim Cassam FBA

Professor Quassim Cassam has been elected Fellow of The British Academy in recognition of his outstanding scholarship in the field of Philosophy. Each year The British Academy awards Fellowships to a select number of individuals who have received distinction in any branch of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and Professor Cassam is one of only 52 elections from UK Universities to be announced in 2022.

The British Academy is one of the UK’s most prestigious institutions, seeking to promote the Humanities and Social Sciences by investing in research, engaging the public, and influencing policy. It was established by Royal Charter in 1902 and celebrates its 120th anniversary this year.

Professor Quassim Cassam FBA | The British Academy

Tue 26 Jul 2022, 11:30 | Tags: impact, Home Page

Black Voices Network Career Event Profiles Philosophy Department Alumni

A Black Voices Network event took place on 17 June 2022, which was the first open invitation, in person, alumni careers event, held with the assistance and support of the Department of Philosophy.

A distinguished panel of former alumni, including Vera Okojie (FinTech Analyst at Visa / Founder of Career Confident), Hodo Hassan (Policy Advisor in the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs), Shore Delano (Digital Project Manager at Magnum Photos/ founder of diverse theatre platform 'The Rendition'), and Gabrielle Oke (actor and visual artist) spoke engagingly to an enthusiastic audience about their career paths and achievements, and the challenges they have encountered on the way to their success. The session was chaired by Jude Folorunso (President of Warwick Philosophy Black Voices Network) and was supported by the Warwick Philosophy Black Voices Network with the generous support of Warwick Enterprise and the Innovation 2022 campaign. It is hoped that this event will become a regular feature in the academic calendar.

Thu 07 Jul 2022, 11:57 | Tags: impact, Home Page

WATE Success for the Department of Philosophy

The Philosophy Department is celebrating success in the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence 2022.

Congratulations to Adina Covaci, who is a Finalist in this year’s Teaching Excellence Awards. Adina says: In my teaching, I pursue 3 main goals: 1) to encourage students to see the importance of philosophy beyond the classroom; 2) to get students to do philosophy and be partners in the learning process, rather than just absorb information; 3) to create an inclusive environment where student well-being is central and all voices are heard. To meet these aims, I employ a variety of active teaching methods, I focus on inclusivity, and I promote holistic learning. I continue to stay curious about how I can develop as a teacher, and I thank my students for teaching me so much!”


Many congratulations to William Gildea who is a Winner in this year’s PG WATE category. In addition, both Giulia Lorenzi and Diogo Carneiro are both awarded Commendations for their outstanding contributions to teaching this year. This is an impressive result for the Philosophy Department PGRs, and a wonderful achievement for Will, Giulia and Diogo, who have all excelled in their commitment to both teaching and the Philosophy community in 2022. Further details here: WATE PGR 2022 results

Fri 01 Jul 2022, 11:27 | Tags: impact, Home Page

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